Sunday, September 10, 2017

Events and Updates

Knitters arrived on Labor Day with yarn and needles in hand to work on hats and scarves to be handed out this’s not that far away.  Knitters have been dropping off donations all summer so we are off to a good start. Eleven years ago when this project started, our mission was to knit dark colored watch caps for men, but as the project evolved and more and more hats were being knit, our mission has expanded to include hats for women and school age children. Remember kids heads are larger than you think...use a pattern for an adult size head. We do not need hats for infants or newborns; other knitters in our community knit for this cause.
Boxes of hand knit hats come in from all over the country!

 I would like to introduce you to some of the knitters in Minneapolis:
Georgia is working on her 68th hat for this year.
Joan and Dyan are teaching teens to knit when they are not busy knitting hats.
Mary loves knitting hats for kids, but is taking a break from hats and working on cowls for teens.
Gail likes adding a bit of pizazz to her hats.
Barb is always on the lookout for new patterns and manages the blog when she is not knitting a hat
Kathy likes knitting big hats and then felting them.
Karen likes the waffle hat pattern.
Michele has an eye for color and is always combining scraps of yarn and coming up with colorful creations.
Jeni knits warm and wooly hats by combining mohair and worsted weight yarn.
Ingrid puts her Scandinavian knitting skills to work on her favorite hat pattern..the Grand Marais Hat.
Raquel is knitting her first hat.
Yvonne is our fastest knitter and designer of the Minnesota Hat. Everything she knits is donated to a good cause.
Barb organizes the events, knits hats and delivers them to the schools and shelters.

Our next big all day knitting event is 
Friday, November 10th
at Steven Be’s
3448 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
This is also a drop off site for finished items.

Knitters also get together at Butter Bakery over on 37th and Nicollet, the 3rd Saturday of every month  from 11:00 to 1:00.

We like to start delivering hats in November and continue through the winter as hats/scarves continue to arrive.